Thomson

Definitions of Thomson
  1. noun
    United States composer who collaborated with Gertrude Stein (1896-1989)
    synonyms: Virgil Garnett Thomson, Virgil Thomson
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    composer
    someone who composes music as a profession
  2. noun
    English physicist (son of Joseph John Thomson) who was a co-discoverer of the diffraction of electrons by crystals (1892-1975)
    synonyms: George Paget Thomson, Sir George Paget Thomson
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    example of:
    physicist
    a scientist trained in physics
  3. noun
    English physicist who experimented with the conduction of electricity through gases and who discovered the electron and determined its charge and mass (1856-1940)
    synonyms: Joseph John Thomson, Sir Joseph John Thomson
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    example of:
    physicist
    a scientist trained in physics
  4. noun
    United States electrical engineer (born in England) who in 1892 formed a company with Thomas Edison (1853-1937)
    synonyms: Elihu Thomson
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    example of:
    electrical engineer
    a person trained in practical applications of the theory of electricity
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